Gitterman Gallery
Mar
9
to May 12

Gitterman Gallery

Gitterman Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of color photographs by Khalik Allah. The exhibition opens on Friday, March 9th from 6–8 p.m. and continues through Saturday, May 12th.

The works in this exhibition are drawn primarily from images in his recent book Souls Against the Concrete (University of Texas Press, 2017). Made at night on 125th Street and Lexington Avenue in Harlem, the images provide a glimpse into a world and people that many choose to ignore. His subjects are often drug addicts, homeless, or both. Using only the available light from shop windows, street lights, or subway platforms, he photographs them with a slow color film, a combination that produces images full of grain and texture, a visual shorthand for the roughness and intensity of life on the street, and his own struggles early in life. The light is also often harsh or even surreal, resulting in figures awash in blues and reds. Luc Sante, in The New York Times Book Review, wrote, "The result is a panorama of human emotion: sadness, passion, bewilderment, pride, suspicion, amusement, exhaustion — all the faces of the night."

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Black Mother w/ Live Score from Gaika
Jun
10
9:00 PM21:00

Black Mother w/ Live Score from Gaika

Sheffield Doc/Fest and Warp Records are proud to present the World Premiere of Gaika’s newly commissioned hypnotic live score responding to Khalik Allah’s latest documentary Black Mother. Part film, part rhythmic baptism, this evening of beautiful live cinema will transport audiences to the shores and streets of Jamaica through a poetic tapestry of words, sounds, images and fervent energies.

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Workshop with Khalik Allah
Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

Workshop with Khalik Allah

Director and artist Khalik Allah’s debut feature Field Niggas was Frames of Representation’s inaugural screening in 2015. This year, Allah returns to lead a workshop in which he discusses his focus on black communities in urban environments and the ethics of depicting marginalisation on screen. The conversation will investigate the ways in which Allah’s distinctive methodology seeks to resist the stereotypes that still often frame discussions of race and marginalisation, instead engendering an empathic and nuanced approach.

Dennis Lim is a writer and film curator in New York City. He has been the director of programming at the Film Society of Lincoln Center since 2013.a writer and film curator in New York City. He has been the director of programming at the Film Society of Lincoln Center since 2013.

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Black Mother
Apr
19
2:30 PM14:30

Black Mother

Photographer and filmmaker Khalik Allah (FIELD NIGGAS) returns to Sarasota with another singular work of portraiture, this time capturing the spirit of his mother’s home country, Jamaica. Allah’s approach—intimate and open to the sights and sounds of street life—allows for a rich montage of the experiences of contemporary Jamaican life, creating an empathic synchronicity with a multivalent culture, attuned to the rhythms of everyone he encounters, whether they are preachers or prostitutes.

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Black Mother
Apr
18
5:30 PM17:30

Black Mother

Photographer and filmmaker Khalik Allah (FIELD NIGGAS) returns to Sarasota with another singular work of portraiture, this time capturing the spirit of his mother’s home country, Jamaica. Allah’s approach—intimate and open to the sights and sounds of street life—allows for a rich montage of the experiences of contemporary Jamaican life, creating an empathic synchronicity with a multivalent culture, attuned to the rhythms of everyone he encounters, whether they are preachers or prostitutes.

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